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Cook County, Illinois Facts

Facts
State Illinois
Land area 945.3 square miles
Population Density 5,495.1 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 5,240,700
Population change 0.9%
Under 5 years of age 6.5%
Under 18 22.9%
65 and over 12.7%
Females 51.5%
White 65.9
Hispanic or Latino of any race 24.7
Asian 6.9%
Two or more races 1.8%
Black or African American 24.6%
Native American 0.8%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Had graduated from high school 85%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 34.7%
Veterans 213,855
Households and Housing
Households 1,933,335
Persons per household 2.7
Living in the same house for one year or more 86.5%
Median household income $54,548
The per capita income $30,183
Live below the poverty line. 16.9%
housing units 2,170,156
Multi-unit structures 54%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $231,200
Residents owning their homes. 58.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 510,931
Women-owned firms 32.3%
Asian-owned firms 6.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 7.2%
Black-owned firms 16.4%
Native American-owned firms 0.6%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0.1%
Retail sales $60,585,557
Retail sales per capita $11,571
Manufacturers shipments $77,932,858
Merchant wholesaler sales $83,964,561